AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

*Nate Holt
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Conflict between LINE1/LINE2 and DESC1/DESC2 attributes

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08-14-2004 07:50 AM
(Note: this query came from outside the discussion group but I'm posting it here (along with a response) as it may be of general interest) If I have a component that has LINE1, LINE2 plus DESC1, DESC2, the LINE's attribute value is entered into the DESC's attribute when I export "TO" a spreadsheet. Is something mapped between these two? It's messing up the updating of PLC modules and other components that have both types of attributes. Let me know please, Thanks. REPLY: Yes, this is a software issue and I've logged it into the system. AcadE is not expecting to find both pairs of attributes on the same component. The LINE1/LINE2 values are overwriting the DESC1/DESC2 values in the COMP table of the project's scratch database file. The DESC1/DESC2 attributes need to have priority in this table and the LINE1/LINE2 attributes only go into these slots if the symbol does NOT have attributes DESC1/DESC2 (ex. PLC I/O symbols use the LINE1/LINE2 attributes but do not (normally!) have DESC1/DESC2 attributes as well). The only workaround for now is to rename your DESC1/DESC2 attribs or rename your LINE1/LINE2 attributes when both sets show up on the same symbol. Again, AcadE doesn't normally expect to find both sets on the same symbol.
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Re: Conflict between LINE1/LINE2 and DESC1/DESC2 attributes

08-15-2004 06:13 AM in reply to: *Nate Holt
Good to know. thanks Nate!

Robert Hanrahan
Weigh Right Automatic Scale Co.
ACE user since 1998
Bob Hanrahan
Ace User since 1998
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